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Office 1 3/4 Adewunmi Industrial Estate Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun Lagos Lagos State NigeriaOffice 1 1390 Market St, Suite 200 San Francisco California 94102 United States Work Phone: 0700 999 0000 Website: www.tradedepot.co Website: shoptopup.com

Biographical Info

TradeDepot is building the Engine of Retail Distribution in Africa, and has developed a 360° solution integrating actors in the trade value chain: manufacturers, distributors and retailers; this platform today has been deployed all over Nigeria in distributors’ warehouses. Through TradeDepot’s platform small retailers can have a real time view of the prices and discounts available from every major brand, they can order those products which are then delivered to them as the order is routed to the appropriate nearby depot. During this whole process the manufacturer has visibility of its distribution and can leverage that to optimize its deliveries to distributors, improve its pricing and have a direct channel towards small retailers.

About the founders/CEO:

Onyekachi Izukanne, Michael Ukpong and Ruke Awaritefe have worked together on 3 startups over the last 15 years. They co-founded SocketWorks, an IFC-funded EdTech startup, and prior to TradeDepot, founded C2G Consulting – a technology consulting business – and grew it to become one of the leading SAP consulting houses in West Africa with over $40m earned in revenues. Michael and Kachi both have degrees in Electronic Engineering and a software development background, while Ruke has a degree in Economics & Statistics and a background in data science.

Source: Partech Partners Website

Categories: Commerce, Nigeria, West Africa
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Office 1 N’djamena Chad Work Phone: (+235) 22 52 19 50 Cell Phone: (+235) 22 30 11 51 Website: www.ziz-energie.com

Biographical Info


ZIZ Energie was founded in 2006 by Ibrahim Zakaria, a Chadian engineer, ZIZ rapidly emerged into one of the national leaders in electrical equipment distribution, EPC services, and energy services for secondary cities and commercial and industrial (C&I) clients.

  • ZIZ is a diversified electricity company based in Chad. It was created in 2006. ZIZ has 4 activities:
  • ZIZ develops, finances, builds and operates metro-grids (hybrid power plant + urban electricity network for towns of over 25,000 inhabitants). ZIZ provides electricity  to  5 secondary cities Chad o ù  it plans to expand its network and build solar power plants.ZIZ is also a construction company specializing in rural and urban electrification.
  • ZIZ distributes electrical products and equipment and is an authorized distributor of Schneider Electric in Chad.
  • ZIZ also provides energy services  to  industrial and commercial customers.

Having successfully operated diesel-powered sites in several Chadian towns for the past decade, ZIZ is expanding its electrification efforts across new cities in Chad, North Cameroon and other Central African countries.

BP1589, N’Djamena, Thad

Phone: (+235) 22 52 19 50

Mobile: (+235) 22 30 11 51

Categories: Central Africa, Chad, Green Business, Sectors
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